WEEKEND EDITION: I am going to my last Board
Meeting as Prez of CAARA , our
local radio club. Mixed feelings but will enjoy the time off....I
noticed on Craigslist a listing of free 73 magazines from Wayne
Greens estate. I mean all back issues in cardboard boxes, thousands
from the warehouse....did I say free?...Misinformation I heard on 75
meters about Rick-KM1G, contrary to popular belief, Rick is alive
and well and is NOT divorced. He is located in CT and has a radio on
the air using a Cobra Antenna, sounded good!...
Window to Submit Proposals to Host
Contacts with Space Station Crew Opens October 1
by school and educational
organizations to host Amateur Radio on the International Space
contacts with an International Space Station crew member next
year will be accepted starting on Monday, October 1. Completed
proposals are due by Thursday, November 15. ARISS anticipates
that the contacts will be scheduled between July 1 and December
31, 2019, although crew schedules and ISS orbits determine exact
contact dates. A committee of educators evaluate and approve
ARISS contacts allow education audiences to learn
firsthand from astronauts what it is like to work and live in
space,” ARISS said. “These scheduled contact opportunities are
offered to formal and informal education institutions and
organizations, individually or working together.”
To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is
looking for organizations that will a draw large number of
participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed
education plan. Because of the nature of human spaceflight and
the complexity of scheduling activities aboard the ISS,
organizations must demonstrate flexibility to accommodate
changes in contact dates and times.
Educational proposals should include plans for students to
study topics related to space technology, space exploration, or
space research, and, to learn about communication, wireless
technology, and radio science. The more advanced preparation
educators make with educational plans, the more learning and
value the ARISS event will have for students, ARISS said. A
Proposal Guide can help in planning
and identifying necessary to host an ARISS scheduled contact.
An ARISS Technical Mentor is assigned to assist educational
organizations with technical preparations and logistical
coordination of the contact. With the assistance of the ARISS
team, ARRL and AMSAT can help in locating a local Amateur Radio
group to provide equipment and expertise. In many cases, local
ham radio club volunteers may also be able to assist with
lessons on communication, wireless technology, or radio science.
ARRL ARISS-US Delegate Rosalie White, K1STO, quoted one
educator who wrote, “Many of our middle school students who
participated in and attended our ARISS contact have selected
science courses in high school as a result of that contact.”
Many teachers report setting up ham radio clubs in schools and
learning centers because of students’ interest prior to an ARISS
Full information on hosting an ARISS
contact is available on the ARISS website.
Amateur Radio organizations around the world, NASA, and space
agencies in Russia, Canada, Japan, and Europe sponsor this
educational opportunity by providing equipment on the space
station and operational support to enable direct communication
between crew on the ISS and students around the world via
Amateur Radio. In the US, the program is managed by ARRL and
AMSAT in partnership with NAS
Newsline Report, rehashing the week's news..
HAMS CHALLENGED TO AID PHILIPPINES DURING TYPHOON MANGKHUT
NEIL/ANCHOR: One of the year's deadliest weather systems proved a
challenge for hams as they kept communications open in the
storm-wrecked Philippines. Robert Broomhead, VK3DN tells us more.
ROBERT: In the northern Philippines, Typhoon Mangkhut quickly became
the deadliest storm on earth this year, striking on Sept 15. The
Philippine Amateur Radio Association activated for emergency
communications at the National Telecommunications Commission
regional office. Locally, many affiliated groups established VHF
radio communications at the Emergency Operations Center in Clark
Freeport. Winds were clocked at 155 km or 96 miles per hour with
gusts of as much as 190 kph or 118 mph. By Monday, Mayor Victorio
Palangdan of Itogon, one of the hardest-hit province towns, reported
that dozens were believed killed in a landslide and that rescuers
would likely not find survivors. Having destroyed homes and taken
lives, the typhoon next made its way to south China.
The typhoon had made its approach just as a radio communications
summit on disasters was convening in Cotabato City on the 14th and
15th of September. It was attended by 500 members of ham radio clubs
and civic groups and was considered an unprecedented gathering of
its kind for the region. Lectures on emergency communications were
being given by the Philippine Amateur Radio Association which
quickly began coordinating with Humanitarian Emergency Action and
Response Team as the typhoon hit. Before the storm moved on, 32,000
families were believed to have been affected in central Luzon.
For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Robert Broomhead, VK3DN.
VOIP HURRICANE NET GETS WORD OUT FOR FLORENCE VICTIMS
NEIL/ANCHOR: Hams in the U.S. responded to Hurricane Florence when
it struck the southern states. Important messages were carried by
the VoIP Hurricane Net, as we hear from Andy Morrison, K9AWM.
ANDY: When a local disaster erupted in part of eastern Massachusetts
on Sept. 13th hams were at the ready. The explosion of natural gas
lines set off fires in three Merrimack Valley communities and radio
operators went on alert. According to Robert Macedo KD1CY, the
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator, although
the hams were never called up to help since communications remained
intact, it was an exercise in readiness. For Rob and many other
hams, however, this quickly became a segue into a long weekend.
Hundreds of miles away, at about the same time, Hurricane Florence
was slamming into the Carolina coast.
ANDY: That was the sound of the VoIP Hurricane Net. Rob is also
director of operations for the net, which began its 35-hour
activation early that same Thursday September 13. Rob was joined by
net controls in Illinois, New Hampshire and Maryland and check-ins
from around the world, helping pass emergency and priority traffic,
as well as surface, wind and weather reports. Rob told Newsline that
even after the net formally ended at 8 p.m. Friday, informal
listening continued until noon Saturday.
ROB: “We had stations internationally on VoIP. We had people in
Europe. I saw some Zulu Lima calls from New Zealand, many stations
internationally were listening. We probably had, just as a rough
guess, over 200 connections.
ANDY: As the world listened, some rescues unfolded too.
ROB: We also handled a piece of emergency traffic with a water
rescue. An amateur operator in Texas had contact with a calling
party in that area, not a friend or family member, but a person in
New Bern, N.C., where there were many water rescues. She had water
up to her waist inside her home and we called the New Bern Public
Safety Authorities to let them know about the rescue. Turns out she
was on the list to be rescued but they had not gotten to her yet.
ANDY: The effects of Florence will be felt in the American South for
some time – and as Rob pointed out, hams will be ready, whether they
are needed or not.
HAMS STILL NEEDED FOR STORM RESPONSE
NEIL/ANCHOR: As North and South Carolina residents take the measure
of damage left behind by Florence, the ARRL sent out a plea to hams
in neighboring states asking for even more assistance. Marc Tarplee
N4UFP, section manager for South Carolina, said in a press release
that South Carolina ARES was in need of additional hams to assist
with disaster response and was in talks about a mutual aid agreement
with the ARRL’s Alabama section. The ARRL noted that ARES has
existing operating agreements with other agencies, including the Red
Cross, the Salvation Army and the Federal Emergency Management
RADIO CITY CLOSING ITS DOORS IN MINNESOTA
NEIL/ANCHOR: In Minneapolis, Minnesota, an amateur radio mainstay
for almost four decades is closing its doors. Kent Peterson KC0DGY
has that story:
DAN: There comes a time in your life when you're kind of on top of
the roller coaster and you say this may be the last ride down and
you say maybe it’s time.
KENT: That's co-owner Dan Fish KB0XC who along with his wife Maline
have been running Radio City in a twin cities suburb for the past 36
years. They've decided it is time to retire.
DAN: This community has been profoundly supportive.
KENT: The store was a go-to place for many local amateurs and its
website even lists its location by its Maidenhead Grid Square.
DAN: I learned from my customers as much as they've learned from me.
It is rare you're in a business that can give you that kind of
KENT: Now it’s almost over. After two farewell appearances at local
events on September 22nd and September 29th, the store is shutting
its doors after a goodbye party on Saturday October 6th.
DAN: True confession time, I live kind of vicariously through my
customers anyway and I talk ham radio all day long, so I kind of
have my radios off at home but it might be fun because I'll be
turning my radio on more. Its been fun.
KENT: On a personal note, Maline sold me my first rig over 20 years
ago. Reporting for Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kent Peterson, KC0DGY
OFCOM BRINGS BACK LITTLE-USED PREFIX TO UK CALL SIGNS
NEIL/ANCHOR: Nothing beats bringing back a good thing - and in the
UK that means a little-used call sign prefix. Jeremy Boot, G4NJH
tells us about one lucky young ham.
JEREMY: If Mike Jones is feeling like one in a million – or perhaps
more like one among tens of thousands – it’s because his new call
sign is M5PMJ. Mike, who is chair of the Youth Committee for the
Radio Society of Great Britain, had wanted the call sign since he
passed his Advanced Licence exam in August during Youngsters on the
Air in South Africa. While at YOTA, he passed the 90-question exam
and submitted the paperwork to Ofcom when he got back to the UK.
Then the waiting began. That wait ended on September 6. Mike is
believed to have received the first M5 call Ofcom has issued in 17
years. The M5 prefix was last issued between 1999 and 2001.
That was true until now. Mike has been a ham since 2011 when he took
and passed the foundation exam. Now the student paramedic is feeling
prouder than ever with his new full call. He announced on his
Twitter feed: “Finally! Seven years later, I’ve done it!”
HUNTSVILLE SETS THE STAGE FOR SATELLITE ENTHUSIASTS
NEIL/ANCHOR: In Huntsville, Alabama, the stage is being set for
satellite enthusiasts, as we hear from Jack Parker, W8ISH.
JACK: Time is running out for registration for the 36th annual AMSAT
Space Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama. This year’s gathering will
be at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and hotel accommodation will
be at the Marriott next door. Organizers are asking that hams
planning to attend book their stay no later than the 10th of October
and if they’re staying at the hotel use the reference number M-BIHHXTA
to get the group rate of $104 per night. Coming just a few weeks
after the annual Huntsville Hamfest, this gathering will be held on
November 2nd through 4th and will include AMSAT-North America’s
annual general meeting.
RADIO SCOUTS PREP FOR JAMBOREE ONE MONTH AWAY
NEIL/ANCHOR: What are radio scouts doing? As we hear from Bill
Stearns, NE4RD, they're making big plans - and activating stations.
BILL: This week in radio scouting we're a month away from the
largest scouting event in the world!
Jamboree on the Air & Jamboree on the Internet is an international,
fun and exciting annual experience for all young people in Scouting
using the widest range of technology communication channels to
educate, promote cultural awareness, develop tolerance, as well as
enhance sharing, collaboration and teamwork, along with building a
sense of belonging to the worldwide Scout Movement. It is a
“travel-free” Jamboree that takes place wherever you are in the
This year's JOTA-JOTI is October 19th through the 21st. For us
amateurs, it's an any band, any mode, any power, opportunity to
connect the youth around the world with other Scouting units and
interested parties. It's also many's first introduction to Amateur
Radio and possibly a merit badge, a radio patch, a check mark
towards advancement, and definitely a great time.
This year we have almost all call areas represented with a K2BSA
Bill Macfarlane, KE1HT, will be activating K2BSA/1 from St. Helena's
Joseph Rohr, K2RPH, will be activating K2BSA/2 from Estell Manor
Park in Mays Landing, NJ.
Shawn Wolfe, W8SJW, will be activating K2BSA/3 from Camp Potomac in
Paul Trotter, AA4ZZ, will be activating K2BSA/4 from the Troop 49
Scout Barn in Charlotte, NC.
Michael Reitz, W5EVT, will be activating K2BSA/5 from Conner
Pavillion, Lake Park on Lake Lewisville in Lewisville, TX.
Chris Clark, W6CBC, will be activating K2BSA/6 from Camp Emerson in
Robert Crow, KA8CDC, will be activating K2BSA/8 from Sandscrest
Scout Reservation in Wheeling, WV
Thomas Bingham, KC9KOA, will be activating K2BSA/9 from Potato Creek
State Park in North Liberty, IN.
Notably missing are call areas 0 and 7. So, if you're interested in
using the K2BSA callsign from those calling areas, register on our
website. If your station will be on the air, whether you have scouts
attending or not, and will be actively participating in JOTA, then
please register on the JOTA-JOTI site or our short cut of
jota2018.k2bsa.net. There are 200 stations in the U.S. currently
registered, so if you are looking to volunteer, search the list and
find a location near you.
YLs PREP FOR ACTIVATION OF OKLAHOMA'S USS BATFISH
NEIL/ANCHOR: A group of YLs plans to honor 2 submarines lost in
World War Two and is looking for even more YLs to join them. Here’s
Heather Embee, KB3TZD.
HEATHER: The USS Batfish Amateur Radio Club is getting ready to
welcome a group of YLs on board the submarine in Oklahoma to call CQ
as WW2SUB in October. The YLs will be honoring the USS Wahoo and the
USS Dorado which are among the 52 U.S. submarines lost during the
Second World War. The lost subs are being honored by the Batfish’s
The YLs will be operating from Oct. 12th through the 14th, even
sleeping on board and experiencing life on the submarine, which now
houses an exhibit that honors military veterans and is permanently
kept in Muskogee, Oklahoma’s War Memorial Park.
The YLs aren’t just looking for contacts and QSL cards – they’re
also in search of other YLs who’d like to join them on the air.
Michelle Carey, W5MQC said that any YL who wants to join the
operation that weekend should send an email to her at w 5 m q c at
yahoo dot com (email@example.com). Michelle said that the YLs will
most likely be operating on 20 and 40 meters – mostly SSB. According
to club trustee Wade Harris KF5IF, although YLs have operated from
the Batfish before, this is the first time for a group of YLs to do
so as a formal event.
The weekend operation is being done under the auspices of the Young
Ladies Radio League, the YLRL, where Michelle is District 5
representative, but any YL can participate regardless of whether she
is a member of the league or not. Michelle also noted that any YL
who does not yet have her license but is interested in experiencing
what it’s like to be on the air can also stop by and receive some
guidance from a licensee.
She called the USS Batfish weekend operation [quote] “a unique
opportunity for us to come together and help each other out while
calling CQ and honoring those lost during World War Two.” [endquote]
For more information about the Batfish radio club visit their
website at w w two sub dot org (ww2sub.org)
WORLD OF DX
NEIL/ANCHOR: In this week’s world of DX, Pista, HA5AO will be active
as 3DA0AO from Swaziland through the 28th of September. He will
operate mostly CW, RTTY and FT 8 on 80 through 10 meters. QSL via
OQRS or via his home call. The complete log will be uploaded to LotW
six months after the Dxpedition.
Bill, G0CXF is active from the Camotes Islands in the Philippines as
DU7/G0CXF for the next six months. He is operating on SSB and PSK
mainly on 80, 40, 20 and 6 meters and looking for contacts into
Europe, the U.S., Canada and Australia. Check QRZ.com for QSL
A team including Hans HB9BXE, Nicola I0SNY and Elvira IV3FSG will be
operating as H88X from Panama from the 24th of September to the 9th
of October. They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on various
bands. QSL via I0SNY (direct) or 9A5URI (bureau).
KICKER: IN NEW ZEALAND, 'CAR QSOs' NOT EXACTLY MOBILE CONTACTS
NEIL/ANCHOR: Our final story comes to us from New Zealand. It's
about amateur radio contact with cars - but this has nothing to do
with operating mobile. Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF explains.
JIM: Any ham who’s ever chased a rare DX or tried for a special
event in a pileup knows the frustration of the QSO that got away –
but have you ever considered all those contacts you never wanted in
the first place?
That’s what happened recently on 434.050 MHz in New Zealand where a
repeater transmitting on that frequency turned up some unintended
contacts. Not far away from the repeater, motorists in the business
district of Invercargill discovered one morning they were unable to
get into their locked cars. The vehicles had been secured with
keyless entry fobs so common these days with newer cars – remotes
that operate by short-range radio transmission. One local auto
dealer was quoted on the website, The Stuff, as saying that people
had begun coming in for replacements for their car remotes,
believing their devices had malfunctioned.
After local police contacted the Radio Spectrum Management
compliance office of the Ministry of Business Innovation and
Employment, an investigation determined that the culprit was a
repeater registered to amateur radio operator Daniel Erickson,
ZL4DE. The news report on the website noted that the repeater was
allocated the transmit frequency of 434.050 MHz in its license –
but, as it turns out, so are the car remotes. According to the RSM
compliance manager Fadia Mudafar, hams have primary use of the
frequency range between 433.050 and 434.920 MHz – the same frequency
range as the car remotes, which are approved for short-range
The result? Unwanted QSOs with the cars.
TGIF EDITION: Well another week closer to fall
and winter around here in New England. ....Windsor, Maine Hamfest
this weekend, too long a hike for me....Scott-W1XER back home from a
relaxing vacation in the deep northern woods at a camp and 4
wheelers....I was listening around 3840 to groups of children
fighting over a frequency. One group boasting "key down all day"
Alpha Amplifiers. They never grew up. That was their frequency and
that was that, we will jam each other until we get it back....
Stephanie Clifford, aka
Stormy Daniels, is making the most of the fame she’s found from her
alleged affair with
President Donald Trump and is dishing details with her tell-all
book “Full Disclosure.”
In addition to
graphic descriptions of Trump’s anatomy, Daniels claims to have
had an uncomfortable encounter with
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
Ben Roethlisberger after a mutual meeting with Trump in Lake
Stormy Daniels on Roethilsberger: ‘I was
She wrote about meeting Roethlisberger with Trump at her hotel
the night after she alleged she and Trump had sex. Trump, whom
Daniels described as chatting with Roethlisberger in a VIP section
of the hotel, asked Roethlisberger to walk Daniels to her room,
where she alleged an encounter that “terrified” her.
published the details.
She says he asked her for a “good night kiss.” She refused.
She says he pushed lightly on her door as they stood outside
her hotel room.
“I was terrified. I am rarely terrified,” Daniels wrote,
saying Roethlisberger responded, saying, “‘Come on.'”
She closed the door and writes that Roethlisberger “stood
outside, not leaving” while knocking at her door for several
minutes but eventually left.
Roethlisberger declined to address Daniels’ account when asked on
Penn Live reports.
In 2012, Roethlisberger
settled a civil lawsuit with Andrea McNulty over a 2008
accusation that he sexually assaulted her in a Lake Tahoe casino.
In 2010, the
NFL suspended Roethlisberger six games after prosecutors
declined to press charges on accusations that he sexually assaulted
a 20-year-old college student in Georgia. His suspension was
eventually reduced to four games.
Puerto Rico Amateurs Beefing Up Hurricane
September 20 is the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria's
devastating arrival in Puerto Rico. Today, many amateurs there
are better prepared for the next storm or other disaster that
could disrupt conventional telecommunications. With this in
mind, the ARRL Puerto Rico Section is hosting monthly meetings
in various cities around the island commonwealth as part of an
effort to establish an Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
organization in Puerto Rico, to be headed by Section Manager
Oscar Resto, KP4RF, and Section Emergency Coordinator Juan
Sepulveda, KP3CR. The overall initiative would involve
recruiting volunteers and holding topic-specific workshops on
- Using Winlink to send emails over the air, using
radiograms, introducing the National Traffic System (NTS),
and explaining the new ARES online filing system. Presenters
would be Section Traffic Manager Pedro Irizarry, KP3PI, and
Section Technical Coordinator Carlos Roig, WP4AOH.
- Constructing NVIS antennas for local HF communication,
updating the WP4MR repeater system, where various nets take
place, and assembling an Amateur Radio “Go-Kit” for portable
- Continuing to build relationships with hospitals and
municipal emergency management agencies, as well as
maintaining the ones established with the Red Cross and the
Puerto Rico Energy Power Authority (PREPA-AEE).
Based on the new Puerto Rico Emergency Management Bureau (PREMB
– NMEAD) zone divisions, a 2-meter simplex band plan has been
developed, in the event that repeaters go down. Many simplex
drills and nets are taking place on a weekly basis.
THURSDAY EDITION: Time to get the boat out of
the harbor and get it winterized. It sure didn't get used very much
this year...We are changing history again in Boston. First we
changed 'Yawkey Way" to Jersey Street at Fenway Park because the
owner, Yawkey, was slow to integrate blacks on the team. Now these
shitheads want to get rid of "Faneuil Hall" in Boston and rename it
because the building was built, according this group of
history re-writers, from the blood money of slaves. Tear the country
apart a little more, I wonder if our fore fathers in amateur radio
had any slaves? Wonder if old Hiram Percy Maxim had any slaves or
used the "Wouff Hong" as a tool to keep
blacks from getting licenses?....This red tide down on Florida is
making me wonder if I want to go down this year, it is a mess down
in Venice, FL where we go....
A VERY cheeky title! Missouri tourist town
with just 25 residents will launch a new weekly paper The Uranus
- The paper's editor revealed the name
at a town meeting in Uranus on Wednesday
- The announcement was met with a mix of
giggles and groans
- The mayor of nearby Waynesville
expressed outrage at the immature innuendo
- The town on Route 66 is home to 25
people and a handful of quirky businesses
The wacky title was met with a range
of reactions from giggles to groans when it was announced Wednesday
in the tourist town of Uranus - pronounced like the planet.
Many have said the name befits the
namesake town on Route 66, which consists of just 25 people and a
handful of kitschy businesses all owned by the self-proclaimed Mayor
of Uranus, Louie Keen, who founded it in 2002.
Managing editor Natalie Sanders said
the Examiner is meant to be a 'fun' paper focused on local news and
promoting the town of just 25 people.
WEDNESDAY EDITION: We got a load of rain and
wind yesterday, I need to check my dipole today... Glad to hear the
Emmy Awards had a record low number of folks watching this liberal
foolishness....Red Sox did not get it done last night...Healing
wishes to Mick up in Farmington, Maine. He fell off a ladder trying
to get a drink of water at the kitchen sink....Happy 71st birthday
to the Air Force....I have been watching a new show "Mayans" on
Tuesday night, a spinoff of the popular "Sons of Anarchy" series, I
like it.....I managed to a quick hello to Ed and Don on 3900 this am
to see how they were doing. Good guys....
OF POLISH INDEPENDENCE
On behalf of Mr Waldemar Sznajder, 3Z6AEF – President of the
Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and Mr Piotr Skrzypczak, SP2JMR –
Secretary of the PZK, I have the honour to invite all of you to
participate in a special award programme, organised by the Polish
Amateur Radio Union on the occasion of The 100th Anniversary of
Poland Regaining its Independence.
You will find any necessary details about this programme under
the address given below:
Homebuilt 2 meter quad....link
GLOOMIER TUESDAY: Rainy day, good day for a
little shack cleaning....Windsor, Maine Hamfest coming up.....
NASA names Holly Ridings new
Chief Flight Director
NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief
flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group
that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control
Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Director of Flight Operations Brian Kelly selected Ridings to
replace Norm Knight, who has held the position since 2012. Knight
now is the deputy director of Flight Operations.
"Holly has proven herself a leader among a group of highly
talented flight directors,” Kelly said. “I know she will excel in
this unique and critical leadership position providing direction for
the safety and success of human spaceflight missions. She will lead
the team during exciting times as they adapt to support future
missions with commercial partners and beyond low-Earth orbit.”
In her new role, Ridings will manage the group of 32 active
flight directors and flight directors-in-training who oversee a
variety of human spaceflight missions involving the
International Space Station, including integrating American-made
commercial crew spacecraft into the fleet of vehicles servicing
the orbiting laboratory, as well as
Orion spacecraft missions to the Moon and beyond.
Ridings, a native of Amarillo, Texas, earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University
in 1996. She joined NASA in 1998 as a flight controller in the
thermal operations group.
She was selected as a flight director in 2005. Since then, she
has served as the lead flight director for several missions
including International Space Station mission Expedition 16 in
2007-2008, Space Shuttle Program mission STS-127 in 2009, and the
first SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft mission to the space station in
Learn more about what flight directors do with our Everything
About Mission Control Houston video featuring Flight Director
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GLOOMY MONDAY: After a beautiful wx weekend I
wake up to mist, fog, and no sun...if that isn't bad enough, BC
football is in the top 25 national ranking. How the hell can they
rank BC with the elite after beating UMass and Holy Cross, two teams
that are glorified high school caliber teams? NE Patriots lost but
they will bounce back and the Red Sox are just plain having a record
season. ...so what's happening on the air? 20 meters is loaded with
special events stations, everyone is special. People waiting in line
to contact some smuck sitting in a tent outside an airport or
boatyard. Why doesn't someone do something really special? Get on
the air during a hurricane down south and call cq from a tent
trailer or floating in an 8 foot pram in the middle of a pig farm
drainage area during a flood...cmon guys, get creative.....I heard
old pig farmer Wilkie on 3927 with his cronies for a bit last night,
they are amusing. I never knew toilet paper had "grain" like wood
and you should wipe your ass against the grain not with the
grain...ham radio at it's bests....And of course John "Doc Linux" is
on almost every evening guiding the masses with his computer know
how on 75 ...hey, I bought the 7600 Icom, what a nice radio! Just
picked it up yesterday and have been listening around the bands. I
like it better than the PRO III and that was a fine radio. I put my
mint OMNI VII on EBay yesterday....
Radio City Announces Closing, Owners to
Amateur Radio retailer
Radio City, Inc.
of Mounds View, Minnesota,
has announced it is closing.
“It's been a wonderful 36 years
for us at Radio City, and we have decided to retire and close,”
owners Dan, KB0XC, and Maline Fish said in a message on the
retailer’s website. “We are so thankful for the many years of
support and we have enjoyed working you, our customers. The
technical, intelligent and polite conversations plus advice have
been invigorating, thus making this decision extremely difficult
The Fishes said they will shut down by year’s end, “or a bit
sooner, as we empty our shelves of new and used materials.”
As part of a “final good-bye tour,” Radio City will attend
SMARTSFEST in Cologne, Minnesota, on September 22, and Fallfest
in Carlton, Minnesota, on September 29. A good-bye party is set
for October 6 at the store.
Radio City said it will wrap up service on any items already
in the shop but will not accept any additional out-of-warranty
repairs. The store no longer will accept additional consignment
items. Those not sold must be retrieved during the week of
South Carolina Amateur Radio Volunteers
Assist with Emergency Communication
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES
volunteers from several South Carolina counties are pitching in
to help support emergency communication, as the state deals with
the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. The storm, now a
tropical depression, continues to generate heavy rainfall in the
“Amateur Radio operators are far from ‘amateurs’ when it
comes to providing communication in an emergency,” ARES Richland
County Emergency Coordinator Ronnie Livingston, W4RWL, said.
“Our volunteers here in Richland County have been staffing
stations at the Richland County Emergency Operations Center (EOC),
as well as at the Red Cross, since the requests were first
ARES District Emergency Coordinator EMEA Area 3 Earl Dean,
W4ESD, said operators at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC)
have been keeping in contact with field volunteers in Marion and
Dillon counties, after conventional telecommunications failed
there. “We were able to deploy assets and personnel, thanks to
our volunteers who managed communications between these areas
and coordinated with the appropriate agencies,” Dean said.
“South Carolina ARES is fully activated,” ARRL South Carolina
Section Emergency Coordinator Billy Irwin, K9OH, told ARRL in
advance of the storm, adding that he’s been coordinating
regularly with the SC Emergency Management Division.”
ARRL outh Carolina ARES needs additional Amateur Radio
volunteers to assist with the response effort and is in
discussion with the ARRL Alabama Section to fulfill this need
through a mutual aid agreement.
Gordon Mooneyhan, W4EGM, Public Information Officer (PIO) for
the Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club (GSARC), said radio amateurs
set up and managed organized communication networks to assist
local government and emergency agencies, as well as
non-commercial health-and-welfare messaging for residents
affected by the disaster, to let family members outside the
affected area know they are okay.
On-air operations for National Hurricane Center station
WX4NHC, the Hurricane Watch Net, the VoIP Hurricane Net, and
SATERN have concluded. — Thanks to ARRL South Carolina
Section PIC Tammy A. Livingston, N4TAL
New England Hams
you might run across 75
Jon....Editor of As The World
HRO CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
Big Mike....Nearfest Cook, big
motor home, electronics software
Neil...Living large traveling
the country with his
Igor....peddles quality Russian
keys, software engineer
cars and radio gear, nice fella...
going, Harley riding kind of
K1JEK-Joe...Easy going, can
be found at most ham flea market
...Cobra Antenna builder..
Kriss- Tower climbing pilot who
cooks on the side at
of the Hosstrader's original
organizers, 75 meter regular,
Roger....75 meter regular, easy
going guy, loves to split
cordwood and hunt...
Warren- "Windy" - Bullnet
Barry- the picture says it all,
he loves food!
Bob....the Mud Duck from the
Cape Cod Canal, making a lot of
Matthew...75 meter regular...our
token liberal Democrat out of VT
meter Regular......residing on
the Cape of Cod, flying planes
and playing radio
Meter Regular....teaches the
future of mankind, it's scary!
of Davis-RF....my best friend
from high school
going ham found at all the ham
Linux....fine amateur radio op
....wealth of experience...
talented ham, loves his
politics, has designed gear for
W1KQ- Jim- Retired
Controller...told quite a few
pilots where to go!
The 3936 master plumber and
Computer Tech of 3936...multi
talented kidney stone passing
K1BGH- Arthur, Cape Cod,
construction company/ice cream
shop, hard working man....
Ed, Cape Cod, lots of experience
in all areas, once was a Jacques
Cousteus body guard....
Warren....3910 regular with
Bob, easy going, kind of
like Mr. Rogers until politics
are brought up then watch out...
Bill- Used to work for a bottled
gas company-we think he has been
around nitrous oxide to long .
Graham...one of the good 14313
guys back in the day.
Mort...Air Force man
Low key gent can be found on
many of the 75 meter
Mike, Antrim, NH, auto parts
going, computer parts selling,
New England Ham..
Jack....3936 Wheeling and
Dealing......keeping the boys on
regular, wealth of electronic
Mack....DXCC Master, worked them
all!.. 3864 regular for many
Hu....SK at 92... 3864
regular for many years...
Dave....Loves to fly
Big Bob- Tallest ham, at 6'10",
of the 3864 group
Pilot, HRO Salesman, has owned
every radio ever built!
Dan....far from easy going cw
and ssb op on 14275/313
Loved ham radio....